Folate is a nutrient that is crucial for your health. Whether you are pregnant, trying to conceive, want to support good methylation, or just want to be a healthy person, you need enough folate for crucial biochemical processes.†
Also known as vitamin B9, folate is found in many supplements. But folate is not just a form of folic acid. In this article, we’ll explore why it is important to understand the difference between types of folate and how each one can impact your health.
Conventional prenatal advice says that pregnant women need folic acid supplementation to prevent birth defects. But this actually misses a key aspect about folic acid: it’s not methylated or active. The body must go through several conversion steps to make it usable.
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Folate, Folic Acid, MTHFR, Pregnancy
Welcome to this week’s SNPit. This is where we get down and dirty on a specific topic about your health. Today’s topic is: How do I Get Folic Acid Out of My Body?
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Dirty Genes Podcast, Dr. Ben Lynch, Epigenetics, Folate, Folic Acid, Genetics, L-Methylfolate, Methylfolate, Nutrition, Pregnancy, StrateGene DNA Kit
The side effects of consuming folic acid are not well known.
Lab research shows us the many negative effects folic acid has on enzymes. We are now beginning to realize the repercussions it can have for human consumption as well. Ironically, consuming folic acid might lead to an actual folate deficiency!
Topics: 5-MTHF, DHFR, Dietary Supplements, Folate, Folic Acid, Folinic Acid, L-Methylfolate, Methylfolate, MTHFR, Side Effects
Welcome to this week’s SNPit. This is where we get down and dirty on a specific topic about your health. Today’s topic is: Am I getting too much folic acid?
Topics: Children, Dirty Genes, Dirty Genes Podcast, Dr. Ben Lynch, Folate, Folic Acid, Infants, Miscarriage, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL), Seeking Health Supplements, Supplementation
Welcome to this week’s Dirty Genes Podcast — I’m Dr. Ben Lynch
Topics: Dirty Genes Podcast, Dr. Ben Lynch, Folate, Folic Acid, MTHFR, Nutrition, Supplementation
Folate, or Vitamin B9, has many different names and comes in multiple forms. This adds to the confusion around which type of folate you might need.
To complicate the issue, the web is filled with confusing labels, websites, and misguided healthcare professionals.
So, how do you know what type of folate is best for you? In this article, we’re going to cover folate basics, the different forms of folate, and how to choose the best form.
Topics: Folate, Folic Acid, Methyl-Free, Methylation, MTHFR, Products, Vitamin B
Do you struggle with mood, metabolism, or MTHFR? Your methylation might be crying out for help!
Or, perhaps you already know your methylation needs support. But you’ve discovered that you’re too sensitive for most methylation support supplements?
Fret not friend, we have your methylation solution!
Topics: Folate, Health, L-Methylfolate, Methylation, Methylfolate, Supplementation